RSC Networks Handbook


We are grateful for all of the work that our member networks do and the time and commitment devoted by everyone involved.

This handbook has been produced as a practical guide for committees of all  member networks including Interest Groups, Local Sections and AD Regions. We hope you find it useful and informative and welcome any feedback you may have.

The handbook has been designed to enable easy updates which will be added electronically. Committees will be notified of any updates via the Networks Newsletter.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

This handbook supersedes any past handbooks, guidelines, rules or agreements made with staff.


Key Contacts

Contact details for staff and offices

Strategy and Governance

Information on the governance structure as relates to member networks and our strategy.

Operation of all member networks

Rules for Local Sections and Interest Groups and guidance on the operation on all of our member networks.

Financial Information

Current information for Treasurers of member networks

Supporting member networks communications

This section includes information regarding the many different ways in which we can support our member networks in communicating with their membership and wider community.

Support for member networks

Information regarding staff and services available to support member networks.

Awards and Recognition

This section contains information about the different ways in which we recognise the work of our volunteers as well as information about hosting award winners from the main portfol...

Inclusion and Diversity

Our Trustees are aiming to embed diversity and inclusion in all of our activities including those run by member networks. This section includes information on how to achieve this.

Education and Outreach Activities

This section includes information about our education and outreach activities with with our member networks can engage and details of the Outreach Fund.

Useful Forms and Documents

A number of forms and templates referred to in the Networks Handbook can be downloaded here and adapted for your use.

Downloadable Files

Full Copy of the Handbook
Last update: February 2016
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Related Links

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All of our member networks can use the brand centre to order promotional items and create their own literature. You will need your username and password to log in.


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Contact and Further Information

Networks Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432197